[YUZUKI]: “… There, it’ll be okay with this. Take care of that wound.”
[SOLDIER]: “OK, thanks, miss.”
The battle ended with the Sanada army’s victory but there were many injured, and I frantically treated them.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… You must be tired, no? Why don’t youy keep things in moderation and entrust the rest with the medical team?”
[YUZUKI]: “No, there’s still a lot of injured people and it’s best to give them first aid earlier.”
I was happy Nobuyuki-san showed his concern, but I could only think about treating them as quickly as I could right now.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… I see. Don’t strain yourself then.”
I heard Nobuyuki-san give a small sigh and come close while I earnestly continued my first aid.
[YUZUKI]: “Okay, please bear with this a little.”
[SOLDIER]: “Ouch! Hey, miss, touch me a little gentler–“
[YUZUKI]: “Ah, I’m sorry… Is this okay?”
[SOLDIER]: “Mhm… ehehe, when I’m being touched by those soft hands I feel kind of strange.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “… That’s enough, isn’t it.”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh… but…”
I was surprised at the sudden words as Nobuyuki-san came close with a serious look and took the soldier’s hand out of mine.
[NOBUYUKI]: “Now, I’ll be sure to give you precise treatment.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “So… what exactly is this strange feeling and won’t you tell me in detail?”
[SOLDIER]: “Hie! N-No! I’m! I’m already OK! E-Excuse me–“
[NOBUYUKI]: “… Looks like treatment for all the injured is finished with this one.”
As I watched the back of the soldier who left in a terrible hurry, Nobuyuki-san grabbed my arm abruptly.
[YUZUKI]: “Huh… Nobuyuki-san? What’s wro–“
[NOBUYUKI]: “Come over here for a moment.”
[YUZUKI]: “Erm…! Nobuyuki-san, what’s the matter?”
I gradually became uneasy while I followed Nobuyuki-san, who went deep into the woods at a quick pace in silence.
Nobuyuki-san, who stopped at last and looked over at me, had an unusually severe expression and the difference from his usual look made my heart jump.
[YUZUKI]: (Did I do something bad…)
[NOBUYUKI]: “It’s a problem if you aren’t a little more self-aware.”
[YUZUKI]: (Self-aware…? Ah, does he mean my treatment is unsatisfactory because I’m an amateur and so it’s a bother…?)
[NOBUYUKI]: “You must be more conscious of how you’re seen by others around you.”
I was chided about an unexpected thing in a gentle voice and, having prepared myself to get yelled at, the tension suddenly left my body.
[NOBUYUKI]: “You’re much too kind to everyone.”
[NOBUYUKI]: “If a lovely girl like you is kind to everyone then you have to think about what sort of feelings people will hold for you…”
[YUZUKI]: “Huh… what do you mea–“
I was confused and unable to understand his words when Nobuyuki-san took my hand and enveloped it gently in both of his hands.
[NOBUYUKI]: “… If a bad man like me were to think about wanting to bite you then…”
[NOBUYUKI]: “What would you do…?”
A small pain suddenly ran through my hand and, realizing I was bitten, my heart skipped a beat.
[YUZUKI]: “What are you doing all of a sudden…!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “Such sweet blood… Once I’ve tasted this blood, I can’t stop anymore.”
[YUZUKI]: “Nobuyuki-san…! Stop already…!”
[NOBUYUKI]: “That is why I must warn you well so that you will not get bitten as a bad man pleases…”
[YUZUKI]: “I-I understand…! So, please–“
Please stop– is what I tried to say but I was fixed on the enraptured expression Nobuyuki-san had as he licked my blood.
Nobuyuki-san’s unusual appearance as he licked at the blood dearly was somewhat cute.
[NOBUYUKI]: “Will you promise to take care so that you won’t be kind to anyone and be bitten?”
[YUZUKI]: (Is it possible that, while watching me treat other people, Nobuyuki-san grew jealous…?)
As I thought that and looked at him, I felt like he was a little sweet…
If it was just a little bit more… then I could give him some blood, right? I came to think this.
And that’s why I nodded “yes” to Nobuyuki-san’s words and, for a short while, entrusted my body to him.